British police free 8 men allegedly held as slaves

LONDON -- British police say they have rescued eight men from a farm following an investigation into suspected slavery and servitude.

Police say the men, aged between 21 and 46 from Romania, Latvia and Poland, were found at Little Testwood Farm near Southampton in southern England, following a dawn raid Tuesday.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of knowingly holding another person in slavery or servitude and remains in custody.

The rescued men were taken to a center to receive emotional support.

Detective Inspector Phil Scrase urged anyone offered cheap labor that seems "too good to be true" to question whether the laborers are being exploited and to contact police.

The farm is believed to be home to a caravan camp site.

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